Letters to the Editor

Dog & Pony changes with makeover: Check it out | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The night of the opening, friends told me that they loved the new interpretation of the menu and appreciated the new design, despite the rather radical changes."

  • Dec 1, 2014

Grant helps fight obesity | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I’m writing to express my joy in the fact that Renton, my hometown, was among one of the seven cities to receive a $100,000 King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant to provide outdoor fitness equipment in local parks."

  • Nov 24, 2014

Alliance was always legitimate | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The challenge, I feel, was a thinly disguised plan by the majority of the hospital district board to regain control of Valley Medical in order to dump the CEO."

  • Nov 21, 2014

Lawsuit took away from VMC focus | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I find myself in a unique position in that I am the only remaining trustee on the UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center Board that approved the Strategic Alliance."

  • Nov 21, 2014

Election would have put elected officials in charge of VMC | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Although the commissioners are part of the 13 members of the Board of Trustees, they have no clout with the 8 to 5 ratio ... in reality more like 8 to 2 with the way the current commissioners vote."

  • Nov 21, 2014

Great news the challenge to the VMC-UW Alliane is over | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The Valley Medical Center/UW Medicine strategic alliance has proven to be a tremendous asset to this community by improving access to quality services at a reduced cost. It’s great news for our community that this debate fueled by a couple of disgruntled commissioners is finally over."

  • Nov 21, 2014

Tiffany Park woods are something worth saving | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Of course, people need places to live, and there are economic benefits to the city from development. But this is the wrong place to develop, the costs outweigh the benefit."

  • Nov 21, 2014

Fight for a wider I-405 | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The best and only solution to this mess is to stick with the 2001 master plan, which states that I-405 from Renton to Bellevue should be widened by two lanes in each direction."

  • Nov 14, 2014

Changes affect retirement plans | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"We have now gone through our third builder, all three backing out of our original contracts, mainly due to the unanticipated costs associated with the changing city requirements for development."

  • Nov 14, 2014

Tana Senn would focus state issues on the family | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I would like to bring your attention to an exceptional candidate I am supporting for state representative."

  • Oct 20, 2014

When will enforcement begin in Rainer Avenue bus lane? | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Every day during rush hour you can expect one to three cars in the bus lane illegally cross the intersection instead of making the right turn at the intersection as required."

  • Sep 26, 2014

Safety of kids at risk at McKnight crosswalk | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"It has been a miracle that no child has been struck by a car yet. However, I witness two or three near misses every day. It is only a matter of time before a child is seriously injured or killed."

  • Sep 26, 2014

Letter writer is wrong about downtown crime issues | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"We need more concerned families to share their stories, instead of people who don’t live in the neighborhood, but claim to live here."

  • Sep 18, 2014

City of Renton doing plenty to help the city’s homeless | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I would challenge the notion that the city takes a 'hands-off approach to homelessness.'"

  • Sep 14, 2014

Ode to the Seahawks Football Night | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"The Time clock is ticking down I grit my teeth with all my might Something big is about to happen It’s Seahawk Football Night! "

  • Sep 4, 2014

Keep our honey bees healthy, happy | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Please choose an alternative to chemical weed control. There are propane weed torches that are super effective that are 100 percent non-polluting."

  • Aug 22, 2014

We need to take the stigma out of depression | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"As a Renton resident, I understand the anguish of severe depression."

  • Aug 22, 2014

Shiers cartoons spark conversation, debate | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"Frank does an excellent job of artistically creating images that reflect local events in our area."

  • Aug 15, 2014

Shiers cartoons not funny or informative | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"These “cartoons” are not funny, they are not informative, that are poorly done in all respects and exude derision which is offensive to anyone civilized."

  • Aug 11, 2014

We must share the earth, even with Canada geese | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

"I lived close to Gene Coulon Park for many years and was appalled to learn that geese were killed in or near the park."

  • Aug 1, 2014